OFW layoffs in Taiwan ceased in February

MANILA, Philippines – The massive firing of Filipino workers in Taiwan has stopped, at least for the month of hearts.

The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO), the country’s de-facto embassy in Taiwan, reported that employers have been convinced to halt the lay offs and instead enter into flexible work programs.

“Meco also negotiated with the Taiwan Council on Labor Affairs to relax its rules on quotas for foreign workers to give employers more flexibility in retaining their overseas Filipino workers (OFWs),” MECO resident representative Antonio Basilio said.

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